Search Results: "Laura Cornell"


BOOK REVIEW

HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Welcome back to Heather and her mommies. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Heather has two mommiesand a new look!Read full book review >

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TRAVELING BACKWARD by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Illustrations unseen. (Fiction 8-12)"
Fanny's Grandpa is dying and her house is filled with the obnoxious relatives who expect to be remembered in his will. Read full book review >

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CONTRARY BEAR by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1996

"His facial expressions in particular are hilarious and the little girl who loves him is a charmer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small girl narrates this book; her best friend is Bear, called Contrary Bear by her father for always doing the opposite of what he instructs. Read full book review >

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BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE by Jamie Lee Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A gracefully appropriate addition to the duo's superb collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curtis's celebration of language is also a vehicle to teach young children how behaviors can affect communication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, children will relate to this vivacious tale of a boy who likes to stay dirty, pretend to be a ninja, and bite his friends—but, on the brighter side, builds things, grows things, and says 'thank you' and 'please.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curtis echoes Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! in her latest collaboration with Cornell that laments and celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of being five years old. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST ON SATURDAY NIGHT by Laura Cornell
Released: May 1, 1974

"Another successful Fleischman concoction of flimflam and smart footwork."
As Great Aunt Etta, Opie's guardian, has promised to buy him a horse with her 1877 bank-deposited penny as soon as he saves up enough for a saddle, Opie who can streak (his word) through town with his eyes closed goes into the fog business as a guide in order to earn the necessary $17.59. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT PILLOW FIGHT by Sally Cook
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"The end shows finally darkened windows but, delightfully, a child has the last (whispered) words. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A boisterous romp through bedtime ensues as children resist going to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONORA O'GRADY by Leah Komaiko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"A childlike tribute with no hint of the darker side connoted by Leonora's free-spiritedness. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A nonsense rhyme celebrates a joyous older neighbor. Read full book review >

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M.O.M.  (MOM OPERATING MANUAL) by Doreen Cronin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"In this era of Tiger Mothers, attachment parenting, the mommy track and The Three-Martini Playdate, Cronin and Cornell's collaboration will strike a nerve with moms looking for a laugh and a bit of validation—if only they can find the time to read it! (Picture book. Adult)"
Ostensibly a guide for children on the care and feeding of mothers, this lengthy picture book has unlikely kid appeal but may emerge as the hit of the soccer-mom and baby-shower circuits. Read full book review >

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IS THERE REALLY A HUMAN RACE? by Jamie Lee Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Sound philosophy ingeniously expressed in an amusing and insightful way that both youngsters can understand and we older folk should heed. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Teammates Curtis and Cornell have once again produced a winningly simple yet profound picture book that uses a play on the word "race" to ask, through a variety of child-posed questions, about the significant competition we all face as humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"Cornell's illustrations are a splash of candy colors, as expressive and inviting as the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The young narrator is a mood factory: one day silly, the next sad, then bouncing back with a joyful outlook. Read full book review >